How to make a Flour-paste crackle effect- Spread flour-water mixture over fabric, let dry. Crush to crackle it, then paint fabric. The dried flour mixture acts as a resist. Then washes out. This might work for a "batik" look, too!
Use a poster board, any kind of squared wood for bottom with edges and christmas lights. Cut any size holes in the posterboard . christmas lights sit on bottom of square. shape the poster board and use a thin line of hot glue to hold them together. Night lights!